Kingdom Animalia (Animals) Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class Insecta (Insects) Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies) Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Owlflies) Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions) Tribe Nemoleontini Genus Glenurus Species gratus (Glenurus gratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glenurus gratus (Say 1839)
Explanation of Names
Latin gratus ‘pleasing, agreeable/grateful’(1)
body ca. 36 mm; length to wingtips 52 mm, wingspan 94 mm (Hagen 1861)
Very large, wings mottled in brown-and-pink towards the distal ends (pattern distinctive)
se. US (NJ-IN to MO-FL)(2)
Larvae found in tree holes among sawdust and in burrows of Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus(3)(4)(5) (a threatened species)
The normal ratio of an human hand to the forearm is 1 to
The forearms are being measured from the Olecranon process to the Styloid process, or from the
end of one bone
(elbow) to the other (bony protuberance at wrist). Hands are being measured
along the middle Metacarpal, from the end of the forearm to the knuckle, and
along the Phalanges.
Left arm 98 mm Metacarpals 33mm Phalanges 27mm
Arm length 98 mm
Hand length 60 mm
Total length 158
Ratio 1 to 1.63
This is pretty close to our expected ratio. This arm has not
been stretched out of it’s natural anatomy. There are some signs the hand was
manipulated at the wrist, but the essential length is correct.
Right arm 102 mm Metacarpals 40 mm Phalanges 36 mm
Arm length 102 mm
Hand length 76 mm
Total length 178 mm
Ratio 1 to 1.34
This ratio is very far off of what we would expect. Since
Benedict doesn’t normally experience extreme asymmetry, this mutated arm has
There is a difference in the length of the arms as measured
in the picture of at least 20 mm (out of 158mm or 178mm) between the two arms
from elbow to fingertip. In an arm 42 cm elbow down (and Benedict’s would be
longer) this amounts to 5.31 cm or more than two inches difference in length.
I took the 20 mm and compared it in relationship to the
‘healthy’ arm, giving a percentage of 12%. Using the longer arm resulted in
In our example of a 42 cm arm from the elbow down the second
arm would be 47.31 cm long.
If you look at the right wrist, I’ve drawn a line through
the wrist where the radius and ulna end. That is the end of the forearm. In a
human hand, the base of the thumb is right up against the end of the forearm
with no space. In this hand there is at least an inch of space between the base
of the thumb and the end of the radius, which is the bone on the thumb side of
the arm. This is not medically possible.
On a previous occasion someone put a transparency of the
left forearm over the right forearm to 'prove’ the arms were close to the same
length. This showed an absolute awareness that the stretched parts of the arm
were primarily the wrist and fingers.
Regarding any argument over perspective: the 'normal’ left
arm is parallel to the viewer. There is no foreshortening of that arm. The
stretched out right arm that the baby is sitting on should be foreshortened, at
least a little, but it is the longer arm.
Many people commented upon the elbow of the right arm
looking wrong. The bony part of the elbow is pointed toward the viewer rather
than away, as it should be at this angle.
A close-up of the right hand shows the ring finger has no
knuckle and is not even attached to the hand.
This is a massive
photoshop fail on all points.
Here you can watch the arm ‘grow’ through the progression of the pictures.
…an unusually marked species of metallic wood boring beetle (Buprestidae) which is native to Africa, where it is endemic to the country of South Africa. J. viridipes is known to reach a length of 22-36 mm (0.8-1.4 in) and sports a blue base coloration with tufts of yellow setae arising along its body, its legs are a green color giving its species name of viridipes. J. viridipes is often seen in association with and feeds on the woody shrub Didelta spinosa.
…a medium-sized species of terrestrial air-breathing Monadeniid gastropod mollusc which is endemic to the Pacific Coast of North America, ranging from southern Alaska to northern California. Pacific sidebands average sises of 22-36 mm wide, making them the largest species of snail native to the US state of Washington.